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FT Leadership Dialogues - New York

Conversations with the World’s Most Influential Minds

New York |

Overview

Following on from the London meeting, this event is the second in a global series of Financial Times Leadership Dialogues featuring exclusive conversations between the newspaper’s celebrated journalists and the people who are making an indelible stamp on the economic, financial and political environment.

Leading CEOs and influential thought leaders will convene for a closed-door meeting to explore the big themes the FT has singled out as the most significant in the year ahead, and their impact on business and society.

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Full Overview

Donald Trump’s presidency, expected to be marked by a strategy of economic nationalism, aggressive fiscal expansion and a significantly different interest rate environment,  is set to re-shape the nature and dynamics of business in the US, and globally.

What should the private sector do to boost growth in this environment, particularly given the additional challenges and opportunities around technological change and market disruption? Should it expect a more interventionist government, or one with a more relaxed approach to regulation? To what extent will promised corporate tax reform boost activity, and how will a tougher stance on off-shoring and immigration affect apparent labor shortages in some sectors? What does the administration’s stance on trade agreements and globalization mean for companies dependent on global markets?

On the afternoon of 26 September in New York, the Financial Times will gather 30 leading CEOs to discuss these issues in a closed-door meeting to be chaired by FT US Managing Editor Gillian Tett, and co-hosted by other senior FT journalists, including John Authers, ‎Senior Investment Commentator, John Gapper, Associate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Gary Silverman, US National Editor, and Ed Crooks, US Industry Editor. The meeting will also feature contributions from influential policy-makers, financial leaders, economists and innovators. Proceedings will begin at 2.15 pm and close with a drinks reception and dinner.

These exclusive conversations will be the second in a series of FT Leadership Dialogues to be held around the world, designed to engage participants in a deep exploration of the topics that are shaping the business agenda in the year ahead. Each Dialogue will be structured as three hours of peer-to-peer discussions followed by a high-level dinner. Special content will be produced before and after each event.

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Topic Agenda

Doing business in a de-globalized environment

  • Geopolitics and what Mr Trump’s foreign policy means for business
  • How does the Trump presidency affect strategy in a global-facing corporation?
  • By not participating in broad trade agreements, how will the US determine its global commercial relationships? How will this impact global business and ties with major trading partners and fast-growing regions such as India and potentially Africa? Will China assume a role as the champion of globalization?
  • How closely will US business be watching the EU-UK negotiations on Brexit?
  • How will corporate green agendas be affected by Mr Trump’s policies?

Finding growth as capital markets evolve

  • In the Trump era, is growth more likely to come organically or through mergers and acquisitions?
  • What will the impact be of promised corporate tax reform?
  • Will we see a revival of capital spending, and less emphasis on cost-cutting?
  • How will labor and skills shortages in some sectors be affected by the government’s stronger stance on immigration and its focus on re-shoring?
  • How will Mr Trump’s policies affect productivity at a corporate level?
  • How will US business be affected by a possible sustained rise in the price of money? Where will funding come from? Are stock markets losing their luster as a source of capital?
  • To what extent are activist shareholders re-shaping business priorities?
  • Should business be focused more on the long term and less on short-term financial objectives?

The firm of the future

  • Regardless of current politics or ideological shifts, business will change over the next 20 years. To what extent are processes, models and strategies being affected by artificial intelligence (AI), automation, innovation and technological disruption?
  • How are these trends affecting the workplace, the search for talent and the dynamics of leadership?
  • Changing customer trends: Is brand presence through social media now more important than traditional product advertising and what impact is this having on how business communicates with millennials?
  • How is the relationship between business and society changing, generally?
  • Cyber Security: To what extent is the growing vulnerability to cyber attack affecting competitiveness?
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Agenda - 26th Sep

  • 2:15pm
    Registration and refreshments
  • 3:00pm
    Keynote interview: The current geopolitical environment

    James Stavridis, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Admiral, US Navy (Ret)
    Interviewed by: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:15pm
    Roundtable with all participants
  • 4:15pm
    Breakout meetings
    • Doing business in a de-globalized environment
    • Finding growth as capital markets evolve
    • The firm of the future
  • 5:00pm
    Break
  • 5:30pm
    Findings and summation
  • 6:00pm
    Drinks reception
  • 6:30pm
    Dinner

Who Attends?

The Financial Times Leadership Dialogues series will convene leading CEOs from a range of sectors, along with influential policy-makers, economists and innovators, to discuss the issues shaping the business agenda in the year ahead.  Complimentary places are available to individuals who meet this criteria.

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Organiser (1)

Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers. Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture. The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 780,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic.

Sponsor (1)

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick.  The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 55 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. For more information visit: www.bain.com. Follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.

Contact Us

Iain Chalmers
Senior Commercial Executive - Global Industries
Financial Times Live
Claire Arpa
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times

Strategic Media Partner (1)

Nikkei Inc. is a trusted media brand in Asia, known for its quality journalism and capability in providing business news and information. Founded as a market news media in Japan in 1876, Nikkei has grown to be one of the largest media conglomerate with 37 foreign editorial bureaus and approx. 1300 journalists worldwide, with another global media brand, Financial Times, joining in our group in 2015. Nikkei has always been embracing digitization and technology to find a new way to deliver news and information as a reliable source of information to the global community